Climate change will have ‘mixed’ effect on Asian rivers

SciDev.Net: Two of Asia's 'water towers', the Brahmaputra and Indus river basins, are likely to be severely affected by climate change while others will be less affected and could even benefit, research on Asia's rivers shows. One-fifth of the world's population is dependent on water from the Brahmaputra, Indus, Ganges, Yangtze and Yellow rivers – often referred to as Asia's water towers – which are fed by melt water from the Himalayas. Until now it was thought that all the Asian river basins ......

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